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Rib Boat Tours

Tiger & Tiger II
RIB BOAT – Tiger & Tiger II

Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour

Whale and Dolphin Watching is an incredible experience for all ages. The observation of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat is a moment that stays forever in our memory. The waters in Madeira Island are very rich in cetaceans - there are 28 species recorded (about 35% of all species worldwide), a few of the most common are listed below:
This is a unique chance to observe whales and dolphins in Madeira Island. These 2,5 hours tours start in our shop, at Marina do Funchal, with an educational briefing about the occurrence of whales and dolphins in Madeira, including all the information about the activity. This tour counts with the help of spotters from land, which elevates the chances to find more species per trip. Our crew will help you with the species information and identification.
Each trip is different... join us! Includes experienced guide and insurance.

We guarantee the cetaceans sightings! In case of not seeing, we offer a second trip with no cost!

For your own safety the company can change, cancel or postpone trips due to adverse weather conditions.

Schedule: 9:30 | 13:00 | 16:00

All year

48€ Adult | 33€ Kids | < 4 years free

Minimum: 6 persons

RIB BOAT – TIGER & TIGER II

Swimming with Dolphins Tour

Swimming with dolphins is an unforgettable experience. Jump into the water with these friendly animals, watch and feel them where they belong - in the wild! Swimming with dolphins always depends on the species that we find and the behaviour they show us. There are a few conditions and rules to follow to make swimming with dolphins pleasant for both you and the dolphins.
Swimming with dolphins may be done during the whale & dolphin watching trips. You should inform our crew before the trip if you are interested in this activity. There is an extra cost - 17 € - at the end of the trip if the swimming is successful.

For your own safety the company can change, cancel or postpone trips due to adverse weather conditions.

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Sailing Boat Tours

Ventura do Mar
VENTURA DO MAR

Fajã dos Padres

Enjoy the magnificent views of the south coast of Madeira on board the classic sailing boat - Ventura do Mar. After a complete briefing about the trip made by the crew, we will sail about 3 nautical miles off the coast. Later on, if the weather conditions allow, you will have the chance to swim at Cabo Girão, which is one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe with 580m elevation! Don't forget to bring swimming suit and towel.
The boat is equipped with a toilet and service bar. In cold days we have available warm coats for your comfort. We return to Funchal near the shore where you can enjoy the remarkable sights that Madeira Island offers.

Schedule: 10h00 – 13h00 / 15h00 – 18h00

All year

35€ Adult / 17.5€ Kids / < 4 years free

Minimum: 6 persons

Baías

Enjoy the crystal-clear ocean, nature reserves, the stupendous coast and the most beautiful bays on the island, always with the possibility of finding marine animals. This is an all-day trip on board the classic sailing boat Ventura do Mar with the chance of swimming on different bays of Madeira. Don't forget to bring swimming suit and towel.
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Schedule: 9:00 – 18:00

All year

65€ Adult / 35€ Kids / < 4 years free

Minimum: 6 persons

VENTURA DO MAR

Desertas Island Tours

Desertas Islands belong to the Madeiran Archipelago and are located 21 nautical miles from Funchal harbour and is formed by three sub islands: Deserta Grande, Ilhéu Chão and Bugio. In 1990 Desertas Islands became a Nature Reserve, comprising the islands themselves and the surrounding sea to a depth of 100 meters.
The reserve is divided into two protected zones from which the southern half of Deserta Grande and Bugio are strictly forbidden to visitors even by boat. On Deserta Grande there is a permanent research station that belongs to the Madeira Natural Park with wardens who are the only human inhabitants of the islands. 

Since 1992 Desertas Islands became part of the European Biogenetic Reserves mainly because of all the marine birds that breed there and the population of monk seals that uses this island for resting and breeding area.
During this tour we have the opportunity to find different species of marine birds - Cory's Shearwater, Bulwer's Petrel, Desertas Petrel and the endemic Madeira´s Petrel - and marine mammals - Common Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Pilot Whale, Bryde's Whale, among other species.

Our skilled pelagic tour leader and main skipper will help you with any uncertainty in their identification.

Desertas Islands Tour | 1 Day

On the remarkable one-day trip to the Desertas Islands you will have many chances to watch some extraordinary marine birds and wild marine mammals in their natural habitat. After a complete briefing about the trip, the journey last around 3 hours, where you can enjoy the beautiful islands and their natural heritage.

We will anchor on Deserta Grande in a sheltered bay in front of the warden's research station. There you have the opportunity to swim in clear waters. A nice and traditional lunch will be served on board, followed by a guided tour on the island.

We will return to Madeira and arrive in Funchal by 7pm. 

Schedule: 9:00 – 18:00

All year

80€ Adult / 40€ Kids / < 4 years free

Minimum: 6 persons

Includes experienced guide (naturalist and/or marine biologist), lunch, insurance and 3€ for Eco-Tax to the Madeira Natural Park.

Desertas Islands Tour | 2 Days with overnight stay

On this extraordinary one-and-a-half-day trip to the Desertas Islands there are numerous chances to watch close some extraordinary marine birds and wild marine mammals in their natural habitat. Our skilled pelagic tour leader and main skipper will help you with any uncertainty in the identification.

The journey will start after a full briefing about the trip made by the crew and will last around 3 hours. On Deserta Grande we will anchor in a shelter bay in front of the warden's research station.
A pleasant guided tour on the island with about ½ hour will take place visiting areas where are some nests of Bulwer's Petrel and Cory's Shearwater. At dinner time will be served a nice and traditional dinner and when the night comes, we have the opportunity to hear the calls of the Madeiran Storm-petrel, as well as the Bulwer's Petrels and the Cory's Shearwaters. We will return to Madeira in the next day leaving by 9.30am after a nice breakfast arriving in Funchal by 4pm.
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Schedule: 10:00 – 14:00

(next day)

147€ per person / < 4 years free

Minimum: 6 persons

Includes experienced guide (naturalist and/or marine biologist), dinner (with drinks), breakfast, and a donation for Eco-Tax to Madeira Natural Park.

It is necessary to bring lunch. In the island, people can choose to sleep under tents or in open air. Although we can provide sleeping bags, it will be preferable for the participants to bring their own sleeping bag. We will provide mattress.

Boat Charters

Ventura | nature emotions
VENTURA | Nature emotions

Boat Charters

Boat charters available for all boats. The crew is included. Contact us for further information.
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Bird Watching

The birdwatching in Madeira has a large potential because of the unique ecosystems that exist in the Island, with 42 breeding species and subspecies of birds, including two endemic species for Madeira, others endemic for the Macaronesian (biogeographic region which includes Madeira, Azores, Canary and Cape Verde archipelagos), and is also the southern and northern limit for some bird species.
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